Engineering New Zealand adds engineering expertise to claims resolution service.

Engineering New Zealand is creating an expert engineering panel to help resolve outstanding insurance claims, as part of the Government’s new Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service. 

Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says engineering disputes are at the heart of many unresolved insurance claims in Christchurch. 

“Engineering New Zealand wants to help untangle and solve these disputes. As the professional home for all engineers, we bring an independent, expert point of view.” 

Ms Freeman-Greene says this will mean creating a panel of independent engineering experts who can provide expert advice and facilitation services to help resolve claims. 

“Earlier this year, we launched a process to help reconcile disparate seismic assessments. The Government has asked us to apply this model to help resolve Canterbury issues. 

“It’s about getting the right engineering input at the right stage in the claims process.” 

Notes to reporters 

Engineering New Zealand is New Zealand's professional body for engineers, with more than 22,000 members. We represent – and regulate – our members. We also act as the Registration Authority for Chartered Professional Engineers. Previously known as IPENZ, on 1 October 2017 we introduced a new, more inclusive membership pathway and changed our name to better reflect what we do. 

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Amanda Wells on 021 479 885

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